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Q: Number of Colleges & Universities in the U.S. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Number of Colleges & Universities in the U.S.
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: jancm-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 07 May 2003 17:17 PDT
Expires: 06 Jun 2003 17:17 PDT
Question ID: 200891
Total number of colleges & universities in the U.S. split by type,
i.e. vocational/technical, 2-year, 4-year, etc.
Subject: Re: Number of Colleges & Universities in the U.S.
Answered By: juggler-ga on 07 May 2003 18:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Total number of Colleges & Universities: 4084
4 year: 2363
2 year: 1721
Statistical Abstract of the United States
No. 257 Higher Education Summary

A slightly different breakdown is available from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

"Public 4-year institutions 615
Public 2-year institutions 1,092
Private 4-year institutions, non-profit 1,536
Private 4-year institutions, for-profit 169
Private 2-year institutions, non-profit 184
Private 2-year institutions, for-profit 500
Total 4,096  "

Now, on the subject of postsecondary vocational/technical institutions:

Total postsecondary vocational/technical institutions: 3660
2-year: 2073
less than 2-year: 1587

source: U.S. Department of Education:
National Center for Education Statistics 

search strategy: 
statistical abstract of the u.s., colleges
"total number of colleges"
vocational, "postsecondary education", statistics

I hope this helps.
jancm-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
This is perfect.  THANK YOU!

Subject: Re: Number of Colleges & Universities in the U.S.
From: juggler-ga on 08 May 2003 10:08 PDT
Thank you for the tip.
Subject: Re: Number of Colleges & Universities in the U.S.
From: jancm-ga on 08 May 2003 16:12 PDT
No prob. Your welcome.  It was very helpful.
Have a great day.

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